An effort in f a c i l i t a t i o n

When All Helplines Fail

“We have medicines, we have food, we have relief materials but the question is how to reach people when there is no communication?”

This was the biggest challenge faced by the rescue operators in the wake up of the unprecedented frenzy and fury lashed out by the horrific Chennai floods.  Continue reading

December 7, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Environment, Quran and the Burden of Scholars

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

IT HAPPENED IN the Masjid of Madinah, the Mosque of the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam. Those who made Salatul-Maghribthere would mostly come together to listen to the weekly lecture in tafseer from well-known mufassir (commentator on the Qur’an) and major scholar of Islam, the late Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen Ash-Shinqiti (d.1973). He recited the verse he was going to explain, ayah56 of Surah al-‘Araf, or The Heights. As he read Nor shall you spread corruption in the earth after it has been set aright (by God) the Shaykh choked up and began to sob. He tried to continue, but could not utter a word. To the astonishment of those present, for he was not one known for emotional display, he went on crying inconsolably- until it was time for the salah of isha, as a matter of fact. He was never seen experiencing anything like this before or after.  Continue reading

June 26, 2010 Posted by | Qur'an and Environment | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment